Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB rained out

AA: Trenton rained out.

High A: Tampa (63-71) split a DH.

Reg. sched. game: Lost 4-0, getting just 2 hits. SS Diego Castillo’s 3 errors led to 3 unearned runs.

Makeup of 8/27 rainout: Won 5-3. Castillo 2 hits, RBI. 1B Steven Sensley 2 hits, 2 RBI.

Low A: Charleston (69-66) lost 8-5. LF Canaan Smith 2 hits, .306. RF Josh Stowers 2 RBI. C Eduardo Navas 3 hits, 2 RBI. 2 solo HR.

 

Prospects heading for the Arizona Fall League.

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From MLB.com

Yankees (Surprise): Daniel Bies, RHP; Glenn Otto, RHP; Donny Sands, C; Josh Stowers, OF; Brandon Wagner, 1B

Acquired from the Mariners in an offshoot of the Sonny Gray trade in January, Stowers has a chance to have four average or better tools, with his arm the lone exception. Otto has had difficulty staying healthy but can reach 97 mph and devastate hitters with his curveball when he’s at 100 percent.

Game 35. Yanks beat Orioles 6-2.

Luis Severino gave up just one hit over six innings and the Yankees hit 3 HR as they beat Baltimore Monday night 6-2. The win improves the Yankees’ record to 26-9.

The Yanks got a run in the top of the third inning when with one out, Josh Donadson singled, and a forceout later, Giancarlo Stanton doubled home Anthony Rizzo.

In the fourth inning, Jose Trevino hit his first HR of the season, a 3-run shot, to put the Yanks up 4-0.

The only hit off Severino was a fourth inning HR by Anthony Santander.

In the ninth, Donaldson (5) and RIzzo (10) hit back-to-back HRs to put the Yankees up 6-1.

Santander hit his second HR of the game in the bottom of the ninth off of Aroldis Chapman. Final score 6-2. Santander had two of Baltimore’s three hits in the game, and both of his hits were homers.

Donaldson 3 hits, solo HR (5)
Rizzo solo HR (10)
Torres 2 hits
Trevino 2 hits, 3 RBI. 3-run HR (1)

Severino (W, 3-0) 6 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 2 W, 7 K. 1 HBP. Gave up 1 HR. 3.63
Loaisiga (H, 5) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 5.52
Green (H, 3) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3.14
Chapman 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. Gave up 1 HR. 2.13

C Ben Rortvedt has a knee injury now (before had oblique rib strain). The knee may require surgery.

Minor League action, May 15, 2022

AAA: SWB (13-22) won 3-1.
CF Estevan Florial solo HR (3) (#30 prospect)
3B Miguel Andujar 2 hits, 2 RBI. Solo HR (4)

Sears (W, 1-0) 5 2/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 6 K. 0.53 (#24 prospect; hope back up soon)
M. Gomez (H, 1) 1/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. gave up 1 HR. 3.21
McKay (H, 1) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K 2.13
Greene (H, 1) 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 0 K. 4.91
Weissert (S, 3) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 W, 1 K. 3.07

AA: Somerset (21-11) won 12-8
RF Jeisson Rosario 2 hits, RBI. Solo HR (2)
DH Michael Beltre 3 hits, RBI
1B Chad Bell 4 hits, 4 RBI. Solo HR (3)
3B Oliver Dunn 2 hits, 4 RBI. 3-run HR (1)

Waldichuk (W, 4-0) 5 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 6 H, 1 W, 6 K. 1.26 (# 6 prospect; hope a promotion to AAA soon)
Jennings 1 1/3 IP, 6 R, 6 H, 1 W, 1 K. Gae up 2 HR. 4.43
Zurak 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K. 0.00
Craft 1 IP, 0 r, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 6.17

High A: Hudson Valley (15-17) lost 3-2.
DH Austin Wells 3 hits, RBI (#4 prospect)
3B Tyler Hardman 2 hits.
RF Pat DeMarco 3 hits.

Castano 4 2/3 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 1 W, 4 K. 3.97
Mauricio 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR. 6.14
Diaz (L, 2-1) 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 2 W, 1 K. 4.85
J. Munoz 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 5.82

Low A: Tampa (14-18) lost 5-3.
1B Anthony Garcia solo HR (7)
CF Alan Mejia 2 hits.
3B Roberto Chirinos 2 hits.

Panacual 3 2/3 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 1 W, 8 K. 1 WP 3.86
Holloway 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 2.00
Dees (L, 1-1) 1 1/3 IP, 2 R, 1 H, 2 W, 1 K. 5.68
Cortijo 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. 4.11

Game 34. Yanks get only 2 hits, still win 5-1.

The Yankees (25-9) got only 2 hits in the game, but still beat the White Sox 5-1 Sunday.

I don’t know when Whitey Ford got reincarnated as Nestor Cortes, Jr. (just kidding) but we will take Nasty Nestor’s 1.35 ERA any time.

In the second inning, with two out, Joey Gallo walked. Isiah Kiner-Falefa singled, then Jose Trevino walked to load the bases. Walks to Aaron Hicks and D.J. LeMahieu forced in two runs and a wild pitch scored another.

Cortes kept the White Sox off the board until he gave up a solo HR in the eighth inning.

In the top of the ninth, Gallo hit a 2-run HR (5) for the final score of 5-1.

Gallo 2-run HR (5)

Cortes (W, 2-1) 8 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 W, 7 K. Gave up 1 HR. 1.35
Holmes 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 0.49

Minor league action from May 14, 2022. Tampa strikes out 24x in 1-0 loss (Yes, 9 inning game!)

AAA: SWB (12-21) won 4-1.
RF Estevan Florial 2 hits (#30 prospect)
SS Oswald Peraza 2 hits, 2 RBI (#2 prospect)
2B Armando Alvarez solo HR (2)

Wesneski (W, 1-4) 6 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 4 K. Gave up 1 HR. 2.31 (#8 prospect)
Lane (H, 3) 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K. 1.35
Mujica (H, 1) 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H< 0 W, 1 K. 6.75
Miller (S, 3) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 2.70

The Yanks will soon need to make room on the 40 man roster for pitchers like Wesneski and Ken Waldichuk.

AA: Somerset (20-11) won 8-7.
CF Jeisson Rosario 2 hits.
2B Derek Dietrich 3 hits, 3 RBI. (Ex-MLB). Solo HR (7)
RF Blake Perkins 2 hits
C Rodolfo Duran 2-run HR (2)
1B Max Burt solo HR (2)

Medina 3 IP, 4 R, 4 H, 4 W, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR. 1 WP 1 HBP 5.00 (#12 prospect)
Ramirez 1 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. 1 WP 3.60
Maciejewski (W, 1-0) 4 1/3 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 0 W, 6 K. 3.10
Ernst (S, 2) 2/3 IP, 1 H, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K. 1 WP 2.76

High A: Hudson Valley (15-16) lost 7-3 in 11 innings. They got just 3 hits.
1B Tyler Hardman 2-run Game-tying, two out HR in bottom of ninth. (3)

Sikkema 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 3 K. 0.00 (#20 prospect)
Barclay 3 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 2 W, 3 K. 1 WP. 1 HBP 1.48
Coleman 3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 6 K. Gave up 1 HR. 0.47
Myatt 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 H, 2 W, 1 K. 1.38
Blanton (L, 0-1) 1 2/3 IP, 4 R, 3 ER, 3 H, 2 W, 3 K. 1 WP Gve up 1 HR 9.58

Low A: Tampa (14-17) lost 1-0, and of the 27 outs they made, they struck out 24 times!
They got just 2 hits.

Champlain (L, 0-2) 5 1/3 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 1 W, 6 K. Gave up 1 HR. 2.49
Anderson 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K. 1.65
Watson 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. 3.79

Game 33. White Sox walk-off Yanks, 3-2.

You can’t win them all, and the Yankees (24-9) did win 17 of their previous 19 games.

Dallas Keuchel has always given the Yankees fits, going back to the former CYA winner’s days with Houston. He gave the Yanks fits again Saturday night, tossing five shutout innings as the White Sox beat the Yankees 3-2, walking it off with a run in the bottom of the ninth.

Yankees starter Jordan Montgomery kept the Yanks in the game despite struggling, giving up a run in the first inning and a solo HR to Yoan Moncada in the third.

The Yanks loaded the bases with two out in the top of the fifth, but Anthony Rizzo grounded out.

With one out in the eighth, they pushed across a run on three consecutive singles—by Aaron Judge, Rizzo and the RBI by Giancarlo Stanton. But they could not tack on as both Josh Donaldson and Gleyber Torres then struck out.

The Yanks tied it up in the top of the ninth. Joey Gallo led off with a walk and Isiah Kiner-Falefa (IKF) singled. IKF stole second. Kyle Higashioka hit a SF to tie the game but IKF made a baserunning blunder and got thrown out at third.

No one is perfect, and I think all Yankees fans have been spoiled by how easy Mariano Rivera made it look. Aroldis Chapman comes with more drama than Mariano did. Most of the time Chapman gets out of it, but not without drama. Mo made getting the last outs look so easy. Last night Chapman couldn’t get out of it, as with one out, he gave up a single, walk, then another single that won the game for Chicago, 3-2.

Stanton 3 hits, RBI
Kiner-Falefa 2 hits

Montgomery 4 1/3 IP, 2 R, 6 H, 3 W, 4 K. 2 WP. Gave up 1 HR. 3.06
Schmidt 2 2/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K. 0.82
Holmes 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 0.52
Chapman (L, 0-1) 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 W, 0 K. 1.54

Ex-MLB pitcher David West passed away at the age of 57. He pitched for the Mets, Phillies, Twins and Red Sox from 1988-1998. He was 31-18, 4.66 in his career, ERA+ 89. He was part of the 1988 Mets that lost in the NLCS, the 1991 Twins team that won the WS and also the 1993 Phillies team that lost the WS and also the 1998 Red Sox who made the postseason. He was 1-0, 10.61 in ten postseason games. One thing that is bothersome is how many ex-Phillies all have died from brain cancer. Was something fishy about the Vet? Was, for example, too much asbestos in the home clubhouse or something? I dont know but the number of ex-Phils all succumbing to brain cancer is alarming.







MInor League action from May 13, 2022

AAA: SWB (11-21) lost 3-0.
C Max McDowell 2 of team’s 3 hits.

Weber (L, 1-1) 2 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 H, 0 W, 0 K. Gave up 1 HR. 2.00
Espinal 3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 4 K. 1 HBP. 5.40
Bristo 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 3 K. 5.40
Marinaccio 2/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. Gave up 1 HR. 1.93
McClain 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K. 5.25

AA: Somerset (19-11) lost 2-1 in 10 innings.
DH Jeisson Rosario 3 hits, RBI.

Randy Vasquez 5 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 5 K. 1.96 (#16 prospect)
Loseke 3 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 3 W, 1 K. 1 WP 1.93
Craft (L, 1-3) 1/3 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 H, 0 W, 0 K. 6.75

High A: Hudson Valley (15-15) lost 8-3.
SS Cooper Bowman 3-run HR (3) (#25 prospect)

Way (L, 1-1) 2 2/3 IP, 8 R, 8 H, 2 W, 4 K. Gave up 2 HR. 1 HBP. 6.86 (#22 prospect)
Ruegger 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 2 K. 5.68
Hutchison 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 1 K. 4.63
Correa 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 4 K. 0.71

Low A: Tampa (14-16) won 3-2.
3B Marco Cabrera 2 hits
2B Ben Cowles 2 hits, 2 RBI Solo HR (2)

Carela 5 2/3 IP, 2 R, 6 H, 1 W, 8 K. gave up 1 HR. 1 Balk. 2 HBP. 2.25
C. Gomez (W, 1-0) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. 1 Balk. 1.42
Messinger (H, 1) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K. 1 WP 4.76
Neely (S, 3) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K 7.53

Game 32. 10-4, Good buddy! Yankees win 17th of last 19 games behind 4 HR.

The Yankees (24-8) won for the 17th time in their last 19 games, beating the Chicago White Sox 10-4 Friday night.

The Yankees hit 4 HR in the game, and Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton did it again, and became the third pair of Yankees teammates to each have 10 or more HR in the team’s first 32 games of a season, following Ruth and Gehrig in 1930 and Mantle and Berra in 1956.

Before the game, Luis Gil sent back down, Clarke Schmidt brought up.

Stanton got the ball rolling with a 2-run HR in the first inning (10).

Yankees’ starter Gerrit Cole got out of a bases-loaded, one-out jam in the bottom of the first. In the top of the second, the Yanks scored three runs, and with Cole on the mound, you knew that was the ballgame. With one out, Isiah Kiner-Falefa singled, and Jose Trevino then singled IKF to third. Aaron Hicks doubled in IKF and Trevino scored on a groundout by D.J. LeMahieu. After Judge walked, Josh Donaldson doubled in Hicks to make the score 5-0.

Judge hit a solo HR, his MLB leading 12th, in the top of the fourth to make the score 6-0.

Chicago got a run in the bottom of the fourth when Cole balked home a run.

Joey Gallo homered in the top of the fourth (4) to put the Yanks up 7-1.

Cole gave up a 2-run HR in the bottom of the sixth and the White Sox had cut the score to 7-3.

In the top of the ninth, with one out, Judge singled and Donaldson hit a 2-run HR (4), to make it 9-3. Stanton and Gleyber Torres followed with singles, then Joey Gallo loaded the bases with another single. IKF hit a SF to make it 10-3.

Chicago got a run off of Michael King in the bottom of the ninth. Final score, 10-4.

Judge 2 hits, solo HR (12) Leads MLB in HR
Donaldson 2 hits, 3 RBI. 2-run HR (4)
Stanton 2 hits, 2 RBI. 2-run HR (10)
Torres 2 hits
Gallo 2 hits, solo HR (4)
Kiner-Falefa (IKF) 2 hits, RBI

Cole (W, 3-0) 6 1/3 IP, 3 R, 6 H, 1 W, 9 K. 1 WP. 1 balk. Gave up 1 HR. 2.95
King 2 2/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 W, 2 K. 1.59

With the win, the Yankees have a 4 1/2 game lead over Tampa Bay in the AL East, and are 7 1/2 up on third place Toronto. They have the best record in baseball.



Minor League action from May 12, 2022.

AAA. #10 prospect Luis Gil was the emergency starter for the Yanks last night. SWB (11-21) lost 4-0.
SWB only got 3 hits in the game. Their lineup has really been scuffling, hence the record.

Banuelos (L, 0-2) 6 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 H, 0 W, 5 K. 1 HBP 2.88
M. Gomez 1 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 1 W, 2 K. 1 WP 2.63
Nittoli 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. Gave up 1 HR. 9.31
Marinaccio 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 2 K. 0.00 (#28 prospect) Was sent down for Gil.

AA: Somerset (19-10) won 7-2.
1B Derek Dietrich 2 for 2, RBI. Solo HR (6)
RF Michael Beltre 2 RBI
C Rodolfo Duran 2 hits.
2B Jesus Bastidas 2 hits, 2 RBI

Boyle (W, 1-1) 6 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 1 W, 9 K. 1 HBP 4.07
Zurak 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K. 0.00
Ernst 1 IP, 0 r, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 2.30

High A: Hudson Valley (15-14) lost 7-2, getting just 3 hits.
DH Austin Wells solo HR (6) (#4 prospect)
1B Spencer Henson solo HR (2)

Warren 4 1/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 W, 6 K. 1 HBP 2.49
J. Munoz (L, 1-1) 2 2/3 IP, 3 R, 2 ER, 3 H, 2 W, 3 K. 1 WP 6.19
Diaz 2 IP, 3 R, 2 ER, 3 H, 2 W, 3 K. 4.76

Low A: Tampa (13-16) lost 7-3.
2B Luis Santos 2 hits.

Fitts (L, 0-2) 5 1/3 IP, 4 R, 5 H, 1 W, 5 K. Gave up 2 HR. 1 Balk. 6.41
Cortijo 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 3 K. 4.61
Milam 1 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3.46

Game 31. Yanks’ bats explode in 15-7 win over White Sox.

Before the game, Luis Gil was brought up and Ron Marinaccio sent down. The move was made because the Yanks needed an emergency starter after the rains last week forced a doubleheader last Sunday.

I was a bit concerned about the move because Gil, although he did ok with the Yanks last year, wasn’t brought up on merit, but because his turn in the rotation lined up. After all, his ERA at SWB was 9.53. I was hoping for a few innings, and for him to keep us in the game. Which is what Gil did. And it was a good night for the Yankees bats to explode as they (23-8) beat the White Sox 15-7.

Giancarlo Stanton hit a 2-run HR in the top of the first after a D.J. LeMahieu double. He was just warming up.

Gil gave up 3 runs in the bottom of the second as the White Sox took a 3-2 lead.

The Yanks came right back with three runs in the third to go up 5-3. With one out, Aaron Judge walked, Anthony Rizzo tripled him home and Stanton hit another 2-run HR (9).

With two out in the top of the fourth, Kyle HIgashioka singled and then LeMahieu doubled him home. 6-3.

A walk, a couple of singles and a WP by Gil let Chicago score in the bottom of the fourth and it was 6-4.

Judge hit his 11th HR, a 456-ft. blast, to make it 7-4 in the top of the seventh.

Even though the Yanks are now 23-8, everything isn’t clicking on all cylinders (Scary isn’t it?). Jonathan Loaisiga is not the Loaisiga of last year, and that is very concerning. Of all the bullpen guys outside of Marinaccio, Loaisiga has performed the worst so far. He gave up a 3-run HR that tied the game at 7 in the bottom of the seventh. Loaisiga had a 2.17 ERA last year, when he may have been the Yanks’ best reliever, but now it is 5.93. I hope nothing is physically wrong but he needs to get straightened out.

The Yanks exploded for seven runs in the top of the eighth, and it all happened with two out. Three straight walks, to Marwin Gonzalez, PH Gleyber Torres, and LeMahieu, loaded the bases. Judge got an infield single to make it 9-7, and put runners on first and second. A PB moved the runners up. Rizzo walked to load the bases, and Stanton singled in two runs to complete a six-RBI night for him and make the score 11-7. Josh Donaldson then hit a 3-run HR (3) to make it 14-7.

In the ninth, Judge hit a SF with the bases loaded to make it 15-7.

LeMahieu 3 hits, RBI
Judge 2 hits, 4 RBI. Solo HR (MLB LEADING 11th)
Stanton 3 hits, 6 RBI. Two 2-run homers (9)
Donaldson 2 hits, 3 RBI. 3-run HR (3)
Higashioka 2 hits.

Gil 4 IP, 4 R, 5 H, 2 W, 5 K. 1 WP 9.00
Castro 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 1.46
Luetge (H, 3) 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 4.66
Loaisiga (W, 1-1; BS, 1) 1 IP, 2 R, 1 H, 1 W, 0 K. Gave up 1 HR. 5.93
Green 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K. 3.38



Minor League Action May 11, 2022

AAA: SWB (11-20) lost 8-7.
SS Oswald Peraza 3 hits, 2 RBI. 2-run HR (3). (#2 prospect)
2B Jose Peraza 3 hits, RBI

Krook (L, 1-3) 3 2/3 IP, 5 R, 5 H, 3 W, 7 K. Gave up 2 HR. 4.40
Lane 2/3 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K. 1.54
McKay 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 W, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR. 2.31
Greene 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. 5.14
Weissert 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 3 K. 3.38

AA: Somerset (18-10) won 4-2.
1B Chad Bell 2 RBI

Spence 6 IP, 2 R, 6 H, 1 W, 2 K. 4.30
Jennings 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 2.14
Ramirez (W, 1-0) 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K. 1 HBP 2.25

High A: Hudson Valley (15-13) won 6-5.
LF Aldenis Sanchez 2 hits
1B Spencer Henson 3 hits, 2 RBI,
2B Eduardo Torrealba 2 RBI
PH/3B Tyler Hardman PH 2-run HR (2)

Sauer 4 1/3 IP, 5 R, 5 H, 2 W, 7 K. 2 WP 5.33
Myatt 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 0 K. 1 WP 1.54
Coleman 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 2 K. 0.00
Mauricio (W, 2-0) 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K. 6.23


Low A: Tampa (13-15) lost 7-4.
SS Alexander Vargas 2 hits.
3B Marcos Cabrera solo HR (5)

Castro (L, 0-1) 4 2/3 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 1 W, 6 K. 1 WP. 1.53
Neely 1 IP, 4 R, 2 ER, 3 H, 0 W, 1 K. 8.10
Dees 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3.60
Messinger 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. 5.06